Crystal IS Introduces Optan SMD

Newest UVC LED product brings longer life, greater light output, lower power consumption and environmentally friendly options to biofouling control and Total Organic Carbon monitoring in water

Aug 11, 2015, 07:30 ET from Crystal IS

GREEN ISLAND, N.Y., Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 


Crystal IS's newest Optan product ( is a surface mount device (SMD). Like other Optan offerings, the high-performance UVC LED is based on native Aluminum Nitride (AlN) substrates, proven to overcome limitations of other UVC LEDs in the market. For manufacturers of instruments, Optan SMD:

  • Enables more effective and efficient biofilm and biofouling control. Damage resulting from bacteria and biofilms has wide ranging impact across industries which is estimated to cost several hundred billion dollars annually.
  • Supports Total Organic Carbon (TOC) monitoring in water. High levels of TOC can degrade industrial water purification systems – reducing semiconductor yields, contaminating pharmaceutical batches and damaging power and steam generation equipment.
  • Can be used as a low voltage source of UVC light for calibration of cameras, photodetectors, etc.

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"Our customers came to us with a difficult situation in controlling biofouling, where coatings, traditional UV lamps or mechanical wipers weren't that effective," said Larry Felton, CEO of Crystal IS. "We are thrilled that our latest Optan product will solve that problem, especially when it comes to ocean and industrial process instrumentation."

Optan SMD is a long life solution, with low power consumption, giving users an increase in intervals for instrument maintanence. Optan SMD is environmentally friendly, essential for biofilm and biofouling control where solutions available today are either not completely effective or being phased out due to toxicity concerns.

For sensor and instrumentation manufacturers, performance and reliablity are critical to success. With the introduction of Optan SMD, the latest Optan UVC LED offering, Crystal IS can meet manufacturers' sensing needs while also protecting costly instruments in ocean and industrial process instrumentation.

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About Crystal IS

Crystal IS, an Asahi Kasei company, is an innovative U.S.-based manufacturer of proprietary, high-performance UVC LEDs. Crystal IS products are suitable for monitoring, disinfection and sterilization in a variety of applications, including industrial and point-of-use (POU) water purification as well as infection control in air and surfaces in healthcare industries. The company's powerful and reliable UVC LEDs provide customers with the flexibility to develop new products that enhance and sustain life. For more information, visit

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